There is something to be said about visiting a new friend and then looking over their albums. Ha! In the days when we had albums.
An album collection was almost decoration, it was out and it was available. It invited inspection. You could learn a lot about a person from the music that was important to them.
Well, it was a start at least.
Today it is much more intrusive to ask to see someone’s playlist. I noticed that it is not so easy to get a simple line by line printout. From what I gather playlists are too private to be shared.
My playlists have changed over the years. I will always include the classics that I grew up with. They are etched in my soul, I can almost sense the order of the songs on the album.
I have added other songs now, some flashbacks to the past, some barely known to only a few. The list below is not conclusion and there are many others left out. This is just my current top forty.
1. Adele- most everything
2. Alanis Morissette- most of everything
3. Alison Krauss- most verything
4. Anna Nalick- Breathe, Soldier, Wreck of the Day
5. Annie Lennox- everything
6. Anouk- For Bitter or Worse, I don’t Want to Hurt No More
7. Beth Hart- Leave the Light On, My California, Take it Easy on Me
8. Bob Dylan- most older things
9. Bob Marley- most everything
10. Brian Eno- most everything
11. Brooke Fraser- Jack Kerouac
12. Bright Eyes- most everything
13. Buckethead- everything
14. Civil Wars- most everything
15. Cranberries- most everything
16. Dar Williams- most everything
17. Decemberists- most everything
18. Diana Krall- most everything
19. Dido-most everything
20. Don McLean- most everything
21. Edie Brickell- Buffalo Ghost
22. Enya- most everything
23. Charlottes Martin- Most everything, Wild Horses
24. Cocteau Twins- Alice, Pandora
25. Ilya Anderson- most everything
26. Imogene Heap- everything
27. Lamb- Gorecki
28. Lana Del Rey- most everything
29. Lucy Kaplinsky- everything
30. Moby- most everything
31. Neshama Carlbach- most everything
32. Philip Glass- everything
33. Pink- most everything
34. Pomplamouse- most everything
35. Regina Spektor- most everything
36. Sia- most everything
37. Shawn Colvin- everything
38. Suzanne Vega- most everything
39. Tim Buckley- most everything
40. Tori Amos- most everything